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Appearing in "The Black Master"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:


  • The Black Master (Dr. Heinrich Zerndorff; dies)
  • Killer Bryan (dies)
  • Nick Michaels (dies)

Other Characters:

  • Detective Joe Cardona
  • Inspector James Burke
  • Detective Blaine
  • Hardan Raynor (managing editor of the Evening Classic; dies)
  • Grimes (the Evening Classic's star reporter; dies)
  • Tewkson (reporter for the Evening Classic; dies)
  • Michael Sforza
  • Pecherkin Grigor
  • Hal Steelman
  • Isidor Vervick (dies)
  • Hubert Banks (dies)
  • Dick Pennypacker (dies)
  • Glen Houghton (dies)
  • George Houston (dies)
  • Vervick (dies)
  • Perry Warfield (dies)


  • New York City
  • The offices of the Evening Classic (destroyed)
  • Grand Central Station
  • The Pink Rat



Synopsis for "The Black Master"

Five die and many are injured when Wall Street is bombed, followed by Grand Central Station and the subway entrance at Columbus Circle. When a reporter for The Classic claims to have information on the bomber's identity, the office explodes. As the death toll rises, The Shadow races to uncover who is the bomber known as The Black Master.


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